英国首家 4D影院正式对外开放。影迷朋友们可在此体会这项最新韩国 4D电影技术。观众在影院中可以通过嗅觉、感觉、视觉和听觉多角度的感受影片故事，将以往的电影院经历提升到了一个全新层面。4D影院会一举成功？还是会遭遇3D影片低上座率的前景？请听 Victoria Cook 为 BBC发来的报道。
This art movie is in autobiography way. It adapts the life of British writer Virginia Woolf, also with her famous work 《Mrs. Dalloway》. In some introductions, this movie is usually pasted with key words ‘Feminism’ and ‘Lesbianism’ . However, I don’t think great works like this one can only be defined by one ‘-ism’. It is more like to tell humanities, to reveal real and common feelings of all creatures.
Roman Holiday is one of my favorite films. I have watched it for many
times, and each time I was moved deeply by the story.
Every girl has a dream to become a princess. We all love the story about Cinderella. We are told that if you are kind enough, diligent enough, and maybe someday ,we can have the glass slippers and marry the prince.
But the story in the film is totally different. In this story Ann was a real princess, but she was tired about the royal life. As there were too much rules and too busy schedule to tolerate. So one night, she decided to escape from the embassy. Then she met a handsome reporter Joe Bradley who spent the holiday with her. Even though they finally fell in love with each other, they had to bid farewell. Not totally a happy ending, but it caught more people’s hearts than a fairy tale.
For the first film I knew the film, because the chief actress is Audrey Hepburn. She showed us a lovely princess, who was very beautiful and elegant, but also had a sense of rebellion. So she escaped from her ordinary life , she cut her hair ,tried the cigarette .she did everything she could not do as a princess. She told us the true happiness was not to be a princess but to be who you want to be. And in the end, she decided to come back for her duty to her country and people. It moved me a lot. Everyone has his own dream but no one could escape from the reality for we all have something we must to do .It is only a holiday. A day we can never forget.
Now when I learned something about western culture, I think I could enjoy the movie from a new perspective which is about the Rome Referring the Rome, the first thing you may think is the famous saying “ I come, I see, I conquer. “ Rome is a country which likes wars and conquest. There were also some famous heroes we can think about: Julius Caesar, Augustus and so on. And we shall never forget the Roman laws. However in the film, we can feel more about the Roman culture and architecture which is also a great treasure for the world.
Follow the journey of Princess Ann .the first stop is The Spanish square. It is famous for its ladders, through which you could get to the Trinity Church in Rome. There are totally 137 ladders, near the ladders you can see some words carved on the wall “Poet John Keats in this dead in 1821.” And now many tourists will come here for the film, you can just sit on the steps to eat ice cream and image that you are having a Roman holiday.
Then Joe took Ann to the the Colosseum, it is the greatest amphitheater of Rome. It was built by the order of Roman emperor Titus. In the ancient time it was used to host some crucial perform: the slaves fight with beasts or the slaves fight with slaves. The wreckages remind us of the blood history. But the architectures are really miracles. You can see the Tuscan, Ionic and Corinthian. You can also see the typical Roman arch. It has an strong impact on the modern building.
Besides, we can never forget the Truth of Mouth. It is a stone mask for the river god. Actually it is a drain for the Santa Maria in Cosedin. It was said that if someone told a lie, his hand could be bitten by the mouth. Now it gets a new story: if a pair of lovers put their hands into the mouth, it means the true love.
The last place they went is Castel Sant' Angelo where they kissed for the first time and found they were falling love with each other. Castel Sant' Angelo was built by the Emperor Adriano as his tomb. And it was used as the shelter for the Pope. It is said that the Pope had saw the angle came to protect people and it can be the origin for its name.
“Which of the cities visited did Your Highness enjoy the most?”
“Each, in its own way, was unforgettable. It would be difficult to - Rome! By all means, Rome. I will cherish my visit here in memory as long as I live.”
It is the final answer by the princess. We will all love Rome, for its wonderful history, for Its laws, roads, and culture. And maybe we just love Rome for the film. On the holiday, a beautiful girl met a handsome boy, they visited the city together, and left an unforgettable memory. We call it love.
The film tells three different women’s lives in one single day. As Virginia said, a woman’s whole life, just in one single day. They have connections and their experiences can be regarded as comparisons. I want to explain it through some typical objects or scenes in this film.
Chairs move - so every bump is felt during car chases。 There are rumbles as dinosaurs pass by， and puffs of air mean bullets are narrowly escaped as they whizz past your head。 There‘s smoke， bubbles and as creatures emerge from the sea， no one escapes a drenching。
The first, Flowers. Virginia in 1923 started her novel with the sentence: Mrs. Dalloway said…she would buy the flowers…herself. Please pay attention on the last word ‘Herself’. It remarks the original of Feminism. Women are beginning to aware that they have the desire to do something on their own. In Virginia’s day, her maid bought blue flowers. In 1951, an American woman, who is a young mother with a son Richard and baby in venter. Her husband bought her yellow roses even it is the man’s birthday. She feels upset because she even couldn’t buy flowers by herself. It seems like that everything, even the simplest thing she wants to do are all out of her hand. In 2001, this time is more progressive, the third woman Clarissa Vaughan lives with her girlfriend Sally and they have been together for ten years. Among these three women from different times, only Clarissa put forward she wanted to buy flowers herself and she did. It is a pity that I can’t figure out these three types of flowers since I feel there could be some special meanings in different types of flowers.
The second, Shoes. In 1941, Virginia drowned herself in the river out of her house. When she is floating away with water, the shoes are left behind. In 1952, Laura is going to kill herself in the hotel. She sits on the edge of bed, and puts feet out of shoes slowly. In 2001, after the conversation with Richard’s mother, Laura, Clarissa goes back to her bedroom, takes off the shoes. Shoes, in this film, represents prison to these women, or to say it exactly, they are chains which wrap humans tightly. Once they take off their shoes, they could finally put everything away.
For romance I don‘t think it would work but an action film - it’s going to be the bee‘s knees。
The third, Kiss. In 1923, Virginia kissed her sister Nessa. Nessa was scared and hard to console Virginia, she left in a way more like escaping. In 1951, Laura kissed her neighbor Kitty. Kitty also left her, but in peace, not awkward. In 2001, Clarissa kissed Sally and only this woman didn’t walk away. It reveals the progress of Feminism and maybe also Lesbianism. However, what I want to argue is that under the Feminism and Lesbianism, which viewers can see outside, it is humanity. I notice details when they kiss. Nessa looked hesitated to when she came and to give a kiss on the cheek. She was looking at Virginia’s lips, very strange, and then kissed on her cheek. Kitty looked at Laura and eyes show her desire entirely, maybe just for comfort, but she did need that kiss. People who were kissed did need and long for kiss, but they were scared when the kiss came true. Virginia and Laura gave their kisses with whole courage, but reality treated them cruelly. That’s why they became disappointed and tried to escape after kissing. It is tragic that people can’t admit their desire and need, escaping from own heart, like Nessa and Kitty. It is, more tragic, that people who have finally adapted their own and be brave to show their desires, couldn’t be accepted by this world, like Virginia and Laura.
Some tourist attractions here in the UK do have 4D cinemas， but they show short bespoke films not Hollywood movies。 4D is more expensive and may be popular at first， but whether it‘s here to stay - and how this story ends - is now in the hands of the audience。
When Laura and Richard are going to make a cake for Dan, Laura says, we are baking the cake to show him that we love him. Then Richard asks ‘Otherwise he won’t know we love him?’. Laura gives answer ‘Yes’. It sets me thinking a lot. Love is an emotion, a feeling, but still needs to show. People show love through kisses, hugs, touches. It is necessary and very important. Although some people would ignore this in daily life, which quite reduces their happiness.
There are people who look like to be lonely and they seldom walk closely to others. However, it doesn’t demonstrate that they don’t care. I think it is a contrast between 1923 and 2001. In 1923, Nessa doesn’t invite Virginia to her party because she thought Virginia would not come even she invited her. Virginia said, even crazy people like to be invited. Same in 2001, Richard refuses to attend the party which is for him and held by Clarissa. Later Sally points out that Richard always comes to parties even he says no. So that’s what the film wants to tell us. People have different ways to live, to think, to feel. But one thing is certain that people all like the feeling that they are needed and loved. Virginia and Richard are people who are hard to express emotions, like love, but they do own it.
At the end of the film, there is a classic rhesis said by Virginia. ‘ To look life in the face, always to look life in the face, and to know it for what it is. At last, to know it, to love it for what it is, and then to put it away.’ Virginia and Richard choose death while Laura chooses life when they all look their own lives clearly. It is a contrast. To choose death, because they have other people’s love and they couldn’t pay off. It is a reason when Richard said to Clarissa that he felt he lived to satisfy her. It is a reason Richard chooses death and he can’t bear the hours even after the party. It is a reason that Virginia can’t live but still say thanks and love to Leonard.